Bear Flag Zinfandel 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
Flavors of crayon wax, vanilla bean and dark cherry appear on the palate along a continuum of tight, firm tannins. This is a thick, powerful wine that is given extra lift by a fresh citrus tug on the midpalate, providing a breath of refreshment.
Blended of 89% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah and 4% Teroldego and aged in French and American oak, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Zinfandel bursts from the glass with baked raspberries, redcurrant jelly and Black Forest cake notes with hints of tree bark, cracked pepper and Indian spices plus a waft of potpourri. Full-bodied, rich, velvety and wonderfully spicy in the mouth, it gives up loads of earthy layers on the long finish. 20,000 cases produced
Tightly wound and rustic, with low-key cherry and underbrush accents. Best after 2019. 20,000 cases made.